Each October, LGBT History Month offers an important opportunity for educators to ensure that LGBTQIA+ histories are getting their due in the classroom all year long. But before educators can meaningfully embark upon that task, they must commit to their own ongoing learning about LGBTQIA+ histories. History as we understand it is in a constant state of expansion and retelling and, as a result, all history teachers gain from maintaining the mindset of the student even as they teach. This article contains excerpts from three essays and two interviews that reflect these evolving ways of narrating the past, drawing attention to under-acknowledged historic narratives and protagonists who may not have been considered appropriate historic subjects in prior eras. Links to the full source are included for each excerpt.
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